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Bob Simpson (#47129308)
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I live in Australia and have long been fascinated by the American Civil War.
I have collected Civil War memorabilia for over 40 years.
In 1979, I purchased some memorabilia from the 117th. New York Infantry, which led to my interest in the regiment.
I have been obsessively collecting memorabilia, surfing the web and FAG for any mentions to add to my research files.
Thanks to many kind FAG volunteers, I have been able to request dozens of photographs to add to my Virtual Cemetery of members of the regiment.
I am currently adding names to the list. I have over 1,000 to add so far.
I still have about 500 veterans to locate.
To be able to achieve all this half a world away from the action, is simply unbelievable.
If anyone has a relative who served in the 117th., or any information, I would be most happy to hear from you.



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MWeakley
Moses Craft
I realized (after I added it) that you had wanted a photo. I believe that all you need to do is to reclick on the button asking for a photo. I have seen other people request another photo, when there was already a photo there.
Added by MWeakley on Dec 12, 2014 7:52 PM
Kathy Manning
RE: James Burk - Lowville Rural.
Hi Bob,

Thank you for the note. I'm so glad I could help. I'm in the process of documenting all the stones up there. Some are very difficult to read and I will have to go back to see if I need to do rubbings on and since winter is on the way here, it will have to wait until spring. I know there are more markers there that would be of interest to you.

Thank you again for the note. It's always nice to know when I can help someone out. :)

Kathy
Added by Kathy Manning on Oct 25, 2014 9:46 AM
Chrissy Gebo
RE: Grffith photo request.
You're very welcome. I'm glad I could get them for you. :)
Added by Chrissy Gebo on Oct 14, 2014 8:10 PM
butterfly
117 NY Reg Nelson Norton
I posted a photo. Please credit the source. Thank you.
Added by butterfly on Sep 06, 2014 7:48 AM
Lysa
RE: Sawyer photo request.
You are welcome. Just to let you know that i place a wreath on the grave during the holidays.
Added by Lysa on Aug 05, 2014 9:34 AM
Bronx Aquarian
garrett
I have individual photos of the other family members in the Garrett plot. Are you interested in them?

Maryann
Added by Bronx Aquarian on Jul 19, 2014 10:48 PM
D C
Robert Wilson
Hi, I wanted to let you know that I tried to find Mr. Wilson's gravesite today. I spent 45 minutes looking, and could not find it. It started raining hard, so I had to leave, but I will try again. :)
Added by D C on May 04, 2014 8:04 AM
DBT
Re: Beriah J. Worden, FAG#66716247
Bob,
I sort of figured either you or Kathy would have placed him on Find A Grave. I have sent you the edit to connect him to his parents. There is a blurb about him that I posted to his brother, Jerry H. Worden, Find A Grave#61330185's memorial.
Thank you,
Diane
Added by DBT on Apr 24, 2014 8:10 PM
Maureen
RE: Munger photo request.
You're welcome, Bob...it was my my pleasure! It was a beautiful day to visit a beautiful cemetery!
Maureen
Added by Maureen on Apr 14, 2014 6:09 PM
The Bull
RE: Mowers photo request
Glad I could help. I took the photo about a month ago and could not read the date. I also added his wife Mary Mowers.

You're welcome,

Bull
Added by The Bull on Apr 14, 2014 5:32 PM
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